|5-6-20 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Sweeney: We Need More Info on Governor’s Borrowing Plan
Murphy spokesman counters that administration has met with key legislators and answered questions about the need for fiscal help during pandemic
NJ Spotlight--Fine Print: Murphy Vetoes Distance-Learning Bill
Governor rejects state money for remote-instruction technology, counting on feds to step up
Star Ledger--Fewer people are studying to become teachers in N.J. Could higher pay, appreciation reverse the trend?
A new report found that fewer people are studying to become teachers in New Jersey. Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media
Star Ledger--N.J. will keep federal coronavirus aid, and $467M is going to schools, Murphy says
A day after he warned New Jersey was facing a “fiscal disaster” because of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday the state won’t have to return $1.8 billion in federal aid after President Donald Trump’s administration relaxed its restrictions on how the state could spend the money.
South Jersey Times--No time better than now for ‘universal school lunch’ | Editorial
NPR--When After-School Is Shut Down, Too
When Jessyka Bagdon set out to move her tap dancing classes online, big questions started popping up right away: What about kids who don't own their own tap shoes? How to tap dance at home without ruining the floor?
Kavitha Cardoza| May 6, 20206:57 AM ET
Education Week--Is Betsy DeVos Trying to Throw Private Schools a Lifeline Using Coronavirus Aid?
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has made educational choice a priority during her tenure; her move last week to offer "microgrants" for parents using coronavirus emergency aid is one recent example. And her department just issued a new directive about that relief money that illustrates the extent to which she's also focused specifically on private schools.
Andrew Ujifusa on May 5, 2020 1:03 PM
Politics K-12 (via Education Week)--New York State Teams With Gates Foundation to 'Reimagine Education' Amid Pandemic
Evie Blad on May 5, 2020 4:43 PM
Chalkbeat--Guidance from DeVos means more coronavirus relief for private schools
Private schools are set to receive more support than they expected from the federal coronavirus relief package, while high-poverty school districts are set to receive less, thanks to guidance put out by Betsy DeVos’s federal education department.
Matt Barnum Updated May 5, 2020, 4:27pm EDT
Edutopia--Teachers’ Most Common Tech Issues—and How to Fix Them
After fielding his fellow teachers’ tech problems for two months, the writer has an eight-step DIY plan for addressing them before calling the IT department.
John S. Thomas| May 5, 2020
Garden State Coalition of Schools